Education as we know it is a thing of the past. With the emergence of new technology and the rapid acceleration of tech in the classroom during the pandemic. The future of education looks promising. Many experts agree that college life and even the stereo typical college student has evolved to be dynamic and adaptable which are very important traits to have in the modern job market. So, what are these changes in higher education?
First, the overall experience of being at a university during the pandemic has created a new environment for both students and educators alike. No one wants to return to the traditional classroom settings after being exposed to the wonders of technology in the classroom. The flexibility of hybrid learning, synchronous, and asynchronous tasks, allows to learn collectively and at an individual pace. The fear of technology by professors is gone, opening a new door in higher education.
One of the changes expected in higher education is the elimination of data silos. With data silos out of the way, colleges and universities alike can take advantage of new opportunities for students. This added value to the educational program will start to set universities apart as the engagement and word of mouth will bring in new students each semester.
Speaking of students, traditional examination and textbook education is out the window. Don’t get me wrong, having a solid syllabus for a course is crucial for the success of that program but now the student success will be measured in other ways. The learning experience extends out of the classroom, real world and in the field experiences engage students in ways that an exam could never compare. On a more technological perspective, universities are looking into the development of AI-powered assistants and tutors using cutting edge technology.
The implementation of cloud infrastructure, development of digital tools through advanced analytics, machine learning and AI in companies all over the world, leaves many curious as to how the university of the future will be. The reason being, most new students are working adults who are looking to acquire new skills or retrain to be more competitive in today’s ever changing labor market. These new students do not require a traditional degree, so educational institutions need to implement stackable certifications that can be equivalent to a professional certification.
With all this being said, if universities are at a constant change and adapting to today’s technological world, the question remains ‘why aren’t companies taking the next step to adapt to needs of the next generation of professionals entering the job market?’. Companies should not only offer remote or hybrid job positions, but also implement up to date cloud technology, AI tools, and machine learning software to meet the needs of today’s world. At Talentus we can help companies find the solutions they need with our consulting services. Find out more today!